re|pro|duc|tive [ˌri:prəˈdʌktıv] adj [only before noun]
1.) relating to the process of producing babies, young animals, or plants
the human reproductive system
reproductive organs
2.) relating to the copying of books, pictures, music etc

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • reproductive — [[t]ri͟ːprədʌ̱ktɪv[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Reproductive processes and organs are concerned with the reproduction of living things. ...the female reproductive system …   English dictionary

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  • reproductive — adjective producing new life or offspring the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions the reproductive or generative organs • Syn: ↑generative, ↑procreative • Similar to: ↑fruitful …   Useful english dictionary

  • reproductive — I. adjective Date: 1753 of, relating to, or capable of reproduction < highly reproductive wild geese > • reproductively adverb II. noun Date: 1934 an actual or potential parent; specifically a sexually functional social insect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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